Welcome to the IRC Village!

Hey all,

Lepus here.

Welcome to the IRC Village chatroom for mental illness.

If you’re new to the Village, you’ll probably want to know that we are a community of IRC chatters affected by mental illness in some form, be it ourselves or a family member or friend.  Most of us deal with schizophrenia and schizoaffective but we welcome people of all walks of life with all sorts of mental illnesses, whether it’s bipolar, depression, PTSD, borderline, etc.

If this is your first time here you’ll probably want to head on over to our page on how you can Get Started.  After a brief step by step tutorial you can register your new nickname and begin chatting.

Before you chat be sure to check out The Village Rules so you can see what’s expected of you as a new member of our community.

If you’ve already been here before head on over to our Chat Portal, or if you are on your mobile device you can access our Mobile Chat here.

Or visit our Gallery here to see our members!

And check out our new Resources page if you haven’t built up the courage to chat just yet or are in serious trouble.

Have fun chatting!


NYC Village Meetup on December 17th, 2016!

Hey all,

ATTENTION all villagers in the New York City area: we will be having an official IRC Village meet up in Manhattan on Saturday, December 17th.

We’ll meet before lunch and then go eat crispy, delicious arepas at a nice Venezuelan restaurant before chatting a bit over coffee and then going bowling. (we will not be going bowling, haha)

If you are interested in attending please contact Lepus either in the chatroom or at lepus@theircvillage.com for details such as exactly where and when we are meeting, etc.

Hope to see you there!


UPDATE:  The meetup went splendidly.

Schizo Buttons made for The IRC Village!!

Hey all,

Lepus here.

So I’ve gone ahead and made some pin-on buttons for the people of the chatroom which you can put on your jacket, backpack, or anywhere you’d like.  You can see the design below.


I’ve only printed up 50 of them and they should be in soon so if you want one be sure to send me your address via email.

I can be reached at lepus@theircvillage.com  .

Get ’em while they’re hot!

The Village in 2016

Happy New Year Villagers!   We begin 2016 by welcoming a bunch of new ops!   Luna, Fern, and Forest have all been freshly minted as operators.

ATTENTION NEWCOMERS!   There is now a tutorial on how to get started using the chatroom, including how to register your nickname.   To read it, go here or click Getting Started on the top bar.

Also later in the year there may be a New York City Village Meetup happening so check back here for updates or ask Lepus when you see him in main.

Also thanks to Matty from IRCStorm who put in a lot of hard work to give us our brand new chat portals.   You can access the web portal here.   And you can access the new mobile portal here.

Scroll down for other posts and check the top bar to see our gallery and guidelines.

Have a safe and happy 2016!

The Village has moved to IRCstorm!

The Village has moved from AfterNET to IRCStorm!

This is the new chat link:  https://theircvillage.com/chat/

You can register your nickname so no one else can use it.  Type /msg nickserv REGISTER <password> <email>in the chat window to register your nick. When you join the room again you have to type /msg nickserv IDENTIFY password in the nickserv tab above the cht window.

Make sure theres no space before the / .

You have a minute to identify your nick.

For those who have IRC-clients either computer or on the phone : irc.ircstorm.net ports 6667.

Important note : not all links are allowed on the ircStorm server, especially not links to other chat servers like schizophrenia-online and schizochat.com.

Thats IRCstorm policy , we can not change that.  Avoid posting those links, it may result in a 30 day ban from the server which we can do nothing about.

Swearing or using rude language may lead to the same outcome as posting those chat servers.  This is your warning beforehand. For more guidelines read the next chapter.
Thank you.

Chat for Mental Illness